Bergen is a Marine Protected Areas Student Assistant and third-year undergraduate aquatic biology major at UC Santa Barbara. Within emLab, she is currently working on a project in collaboration with National Geographic’s Pristine Seas that examines the impact of MPAs on dive tourism. Bergen also works as an intern at the Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research Site as part of the Marine Science Institute. Previously, she was an editorial assistant for the American Discography Project within the UCSB Library. In her spare time, she enjoys playing violin and piano, cooking, and being out in nature.